Toulouse Tips and Racecourse Guide
With 50 meetings each year, Toulouse Racecourse is a busy venue situated just 4km from France’s pink city.
Hosting flat racing, jumps and trotting, Toulouse has most bases covered and also puts on strong Arabian racing contests.
Toulouse has a panoramic restaurant that is open through the week, not just on racedays. Toulouse can host up to 2000 patrons and is one of very few floodlit turf courses in Europe.
Toulouse has a strong recent track record of throwing up good fillies and mares. Liliside ran there in 2009 for Francois Rohaut before finishing first past the post in the French 1000 Guineas. She later became the dam of Japanese champion Lys Gracieux.
More recently, Watch Me won the 2018 Criterium du Languedoc and then followed up in the 2019 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
2020 Criterium du Languedoc winner Belloccio failed to make the same impression at Royal Ascot but is held in high regard by David Menuisier.
The 1m2.5f maiden at Toulouse this afternoon (4.02pm) looks winnable and Woozhyna looks to hold very strong claims of getting off the mark at the fifth attempt.
She is the highest rated of these, despite having yet to finish in the frame, her debut fifth behind Raclette at Deauville last August a really strong piece of maiden form.
Lesser efforts followed on her two subsequent starts at two, but she ran well to finish a staying-on fifth in a better race than this at Compiegne at the beginning of the month on her first start of the season.
That is the best recent form on offer, and Ed Monfort now turns to apprentice Leo Roussel, whose 8lbs claim is a big plus in a race like this.
Monfort isn’t having the best of seasons so far, but his recent runners have been going well enough and the well-bred Woozhyna can add another to his tally.
4.02pm Toulouse – 1pt win Woozhyna @ 11/4 (all firms)
Toulouse Top Trainers (2020)
1. Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte 9 wins (26%)
2. Thomas Fourcy 9 wins (20%)
3. Didier Guillemin 8 wins (14%)
4. Christophe Ferland 6 wins (19%)
5. Philippe Sogorb 6 wins (15%)
1. Guillaume Macaire 14 wins (41%)
2. Francois Nicolle 10 wins (29%)
3. Donatien Sourdeau de Beauregard 2 wins (25%)
4. Jacques Ortet 2 wins (11%)
5. Arnaud Chaille-Chaille 1 win (6%)
Toulouse Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Julien Auge 11 wins (17%)
2. Ioritz Mendizibal 10 wins (17%)
3. Guillaume Guedj-Gay 10 wins (14%)
4. Adeline Merou 7 wins (23%)
5. Jean-Bernard Eyquem 6 wins (19%)
1. Charlotte Pritchard 5 wins (71%)
2. Angelo Zuliani 3 wins (38%)
3. Johnny Charron 3 wins (28%)
4. Kilian Dubourg 2 wins (67%))
5. James Reveley 2 wins (50%)
How to get there
Take Line A to Arenes station, then it is a 15 minute walk.
Take Lines T1 or T2 to Zenith stop, then it is a 9 minute walk.
Take Lines 67, L2 or L3 to the Hippodrome stop, then it is a 7 minute walk (surprisingly!).
The racecourse is well-located for Blagnac airport, which has flights to the UK. It is 15 minutes by taxi between the airport and the course.
Toulouse Top Races
Listed Prix Aymeri De Mauleon
Listed Prix Caravelle – Haras Des Granges
Listed Derby Du Languedoc
Listed Le Vase D’Argent
Listed Criterium du Languedoc
Grand Steeple-Chase de Toulouse
Toulouse Tips Archives
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